It could have been assumed that the decision to return Karim Benzema to the national team would cause certain problems, but the selector Didier Deschamps consciously took the risk, convinced that he would be able to "handle" the situation.
However, the day before the start of the Euro, we receive the first information from Paris about the problems in the Tricolor camp. Reputable Equip writes that Deschamps had to intervene and convince Kylian Mbappe to change his mind, and yet he does not speak to the press about the disagreements among the national team members, which he wanted to do after Olivier Giroud accused some teammates of not giving him enough balls.
He did not mention Mbappe, but the French media do not leave any dilemma that Mbappe was the reason. When, after the match with Bulgaria, in which he entered the field in the 41st minute and then brought the team a 3-0 victory with goals in the 83rd and 89th, the journalists asked why he was invisible until the very end of the match, Giroud opened.
"You say I was discreet? Okay, but that’s also because sometimes I ask for the ball, but they don’t give it to me. I called my teammates as much as I could, looking for solutions ", Giroud complained
Giroud and Benzema
Equip wrote: He meant Mbappe.
Because... "With two good assists by Benjamin Pavard and Wissam Ben Yedder, I managed to kill the game. But we could have done it earlier and scored more goals if we had been more efficient. " Of course, Giroud certainly did not like the fact that Benzema knocked him out of the starting 11, but everyone in France agrees that Benzema is more compatible in tandem with Mbappe and that the ace of Paris Saint-Germain prefers to play with his colleague from Real.
Mbappe reportedly was so annoyed that he planned to present his side of the story at today's press conference, but Deschamps convinced him to give up and concentrate on the match with Germany. The highest quality team, no doubt it seems.
Only if Deschamps manages to control the vanity in the locker room. It is available for export, although the team also points out that after the selector's intervention, everything is fine now. The French are one of the biggest favorites at Euro 2021, despite all the conflicts that exist within the team. It is now necessary to calm the passions and focus on attacking the title